Punjab’s former Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh has criticised his successor Charanjit Singh Channi as somebody who “tried to backstab me”. In an interview with NDTV, Amarinder Singh, who broke away from the Congress to kind his personal occasion, mentioned Mr Channi shouldn’t be an environment friendly chief and “fears me”.
Amarinder Singh resigned as Chief Minister late final month after a tumultuous collection of occasions within the Punjab Congress that prompted him to mince no phrases in criticising occasion chief Sonia Gandhi.
“Channi can say no matter he likes to, he fears me. He tried to stab me within the again to change into the Chief Minister,” Amarinder Singh instructed NDTV immediately.
“He (Mr Channi) shouldn’t be doing his job. He’s touring the state. I’ve handled not less than 14 common secretaries. This man (Harish Chaudhary) has been sitting in very assembly the place he has no proper to be in. He’s operating the Punjab authorities, not Channi,” the previous chief minister mentioned.
“I’m towards the very phrase Dalit Chief Minister. He’s a succesful boy. Whether or not he’s good administrator or not time will inform. I believe India ought to develop out of this factor if an individual is Dalit or Jat, and so on,” Amarinder Singh mentioned, referring to the Congress appointing the state’s first Dalit Sikh Chief Minister.
Amarinder Singh had stepped down from the highest submit after a year-long bitter feud with Congress chief Navjot Singh Sidhu and a piece of occasion MLAs. The occasion, he had mentioned, had humiliated him.
Whereas handing over his resignation letter to the Congress, he made a collection of questions and accusations towards the occasion and its particular person leaders – together with Sonia Gandhi, her son and daughter.
“You in all probability thought that if this third world emergency imposition type of circus that occurred in June 1975 was not enacted, I’d have whisked the MLAs to some resort… Regardless of realizing me for the higher a part of my 52 years in Public life and that too at a deeply private degree you by no means understood me or my character. You thought I used to be getting on in years and must be put to pasture,” Amarinder Singh wrote in a parting letter, singling out Sonia Gandhi.
The previous Chief Minister will meet with BJP chief JP Nadda on Saturday to work out a potential tie-up for the Punjab election between the BJP and his new occasion, Punjab Lok Congress.
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